The spot to which I refer is now known as "Myles' Creek" and a lovely spot it is, to boot. To show how very modern the names of some Kilkee places are I shall give this name as proof. I believe it owes it to Dr Tom Myles of Dublin, or his brother Jack. The former is the well-known [already, at the age of 35!] surgeon of Dublin City, but to politicians (I am not one) he is also well-known as a Protestant Home Ruler. Both are natives of Limerick, whose people, more than any other, have made Kilkee what it is.
Kilkee is seething with excitement yesterday and today, about a reported successful gun-running coup, which, it was said, was carried out successfully in the early hours of yesterday morning between 12 and 2 o'clock, but it is impossible to find out details about the matter. Everyone in town is staring out to sea, looking for cruisers, and every sail seen is a ship carrying 'contraband of war'. About 12 o'clock on Tuesday the cruiser Diamond came close in to the entrance to the bay, and signalled to the Coastguards, also making inquiries about the Volunteer camp which is situated in the Sports field near the Coastguard Station ... The report here is there were 1200 rifles landed, but I give this for what it is worth.
Dr. Michael Burke and Sir Thomas Myles took care of him till the Truce, many times locking him into presses and other places of concealment when the place was being searched by Black and Tans and other British forces.
'had a mania for building, neglected his business for it, and sunk his capital in houses. He got financially embarrassed and unable to meet his engagements. His brothers Tom and George arranged his affairs, on condition that he ceased from building. They had a horror of a fondness for brick and mortar.'